My experience of nclex and FAILED - page 2

by stephanie11 9,697 Views | 31 Comments

So, i took my nclex jan 28, 2013.. after praying so hard, fasted, and all that. I graduated from nursing school dec, 2012. I took 3 days off after school, and started studying. Going to the library mon-fri. 10am -6pm.... Read More


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    Stephanie, not sure if I passed yet or not. Got the good pop up, but don't feel very good about the test. It's in God's hands now. I thought the questions were pretty tough, and was real surprised it cut off at 75 questions. Guess we'll see tomorrow at 12pm. Praying for you girl! Keep your head up!!!
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    And IF you did fail it, it's probably due to running out of time. I'm willing to bet you are smart and I know for sure you have a good heart. Don't ever think God dissapoints....maybe someone else needed to read your comments and to see that you won't give up on God, and that you have great faith you'll get it next time. Plus, I have heard of folks getting the bad pop up and still passing. Like I said, IF you fail it, its most likely due to running out of time. And you may have just been picked to do all 265 questions. Not because the computer thought you weren't doing well.
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    Quote from nurse2b121212
    And IF you did fail it, it's probably due to running out of time. I'm willing to bet you are smart and I know for sure you have a good heart. Don't ever think God dissapoints....maybe someone else needed to read your comments and to see that you won't give up on God, and that you have great faith you'll get it next time. Plus, I have heard of folks getting the bad pop up and still passing. Like I said, IF you fail it, its most likely due to running out of time. And you may have just been picked to do all 265 questions. Not because the computer thought you weren't doing well.
    Nobody is 'selected' for 265 questions. That is a myth that somehow keeps being perpetuated. Also, if you run out of time, the last 75 questions are considered in the pass/fail decision. It is possible to pass even if you've run out of time. On this board, I can think of no cases where one was allowed to re-register but had indeed passed the exam.

    To the original poster: your successes and failures are yours to bear. Do not place faith in a deity to help you with exams or your eventual practice as a nurse. Your brain is a wonderful organ, capable of synthesizing decisions from both abstract and quantitative information. The NCLEX is designed to determine how well you can use your brain to make decisions; it is not testing how much your god favors you (nor the gods of any other person). This failure does not mean that God has a better plan for you, because unemployment is a terrible plan. It means that the NCSBN has decided that your performance dictates that you are not yet competent enough to be bestowed with the title of 'nurse'. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and be determined to do better next time. I sincerely wish you the best of luck.
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    I'm a Christian too but that's some really interesting theology you've got that you can use God's promises in relation to the NCLEX and feel that God let you down since you didn't pass... I agree with the previous poster. Pray, but really invest in your own brain. God never promises us an easy life. Better luck next time.
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    I passed nclex by taking a 1 minute nap between each question. I ran out of time and did like 170 or something. Still passed.
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    I can respect that you are a person of faith but all the energy you put into fasting and praying seems like a waste of time. As a nursing student you should know that your brain needs food to function! Perhaps that's why you failed.
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    "Do not place faith in a deity to help you with exams or your eventual practice as a nurse. " WOW! This is shocking to me, and never on this site have I seen such....heck, I can't even find a word for it. My comments were meant to help ease her mind and give some perspective....not to mislead her. Second of all, I don't want any nurse touching me or my family that doesn't have faith in a "deity," I want a nurse that depends on God for strength and ask God every day before heading off to work that God gives them the intuition, a sharp mind, and sound judgement when caring for their patients. And as a believer I took her. comment "feel like God dissapointed me," was her feelings at the time, which is completely normal and natural when she felt discouraged and scared soon after taking the test. Yes, I believe one should do the work to succeed and be able to pass the test, and that God isn't just going to wave a magic wand and grant her R.N. status, but He will see her through and should be asked to grant her endurance and strength to take the test over again if indeed she failed. Your comment was hateful and scary. God has everything to do with everything for those who call upon his name.
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    And fasting and praying is only a waste of time for people who make comments like that. I am literally in shock to read such comments. You people need God!!! And that's all I've got to say about that. Stop being so hateful to others, if you have nothing helpful or kind to say, than don't say anything at all.......remember in kindergarten....way before nursing school?
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    Kabfighter, nevermind, I have seen your previous post in other situations and now realize and understand why you said the things you did. You are an atheist. I respect everyone's beliefs so I will not get into all this crazy back and forth arguing (I have found out this is the best thing to do with nonbelievers), but be careful in your comments. This was one strong believer to another commenting and lifting another up in time of need. There was no need to chime in. You can't possibly understand what a believer feels so this would have been a perfect opportunity just to not say anything at all. Oh by the way....praying for you!
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    Quote from nurse2b121212
    "Do not place faith in a deity to help you with exams or your eventual practice as a nurse. " WOW! This is shocking to me, and never on this site have I seen such....heck, I can't even find a word for it. My comments were meant to help ease her mind and give some perspective....not to mislead her. Second of all, I don't want any nurse touching me or my family that doesn't have faith in a "deity," I want a nurse that depends on God for strength and ask God every day before heading off to work that God gives them the intuition, a sharp mind, and sound judgement when caring for their patients. And as a believer I took her. comment "feel like God dissapointed me," was her feelings at the time, which is completely normal and natural when she felt discouraged and scared soon after taking the test. Yes, I believe one should do the work to succeed and be able to pass the test, and that God isn't just going to wave a magic wand and grant her R.N. status, but He will see her through and should be asked to grant her endurance and strength to take the test over again if indeed she failed. Your comment was hateful and scary. God has everything to do with everything for those who call upon his name.
    Seriously?? "God" gives me intuition, a sharp mind and sound judgement? I'd like to think its my knowledge and experience. You are deluded. And I would never want a nurse like you taking care of anyone I know. If you have to pray to know what you're doing as a nurse then you need to go back to school. This is not hate. It's reality, I don't feel any hatred just pity. Don't pray for me, it won't do any good. I am an atheist and don't try and make me feel ashamed of it, I'm proud.
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